Bulgaria - Alerts
Lidia Pavlova, who reports on organised crime in southwest Bulgaria, said her car was set on fire -- for the second time -- in the town of Dupnitsa.
An explosive device was detonated underneath a car belonging to Sasho Dikov, a sports journalist and political commentator who has been critical of the government.
Mirolyuba Benatova has come under a barrage of verbal abuse and has been bombarded with ethnic and political insults on Facebook after reporting on ethnic violence in the village of Katunitsa.
Amendments to the Penal Code related to discrimination could mean an attempt to impose controls on media outlets and the Internet.
Three media outlets from Skopje - television channels TV Sonce and Kanal 5, as well as the daily Dnevnik - were prevented from entering Bulgaria to cover a commemoration in Melnik.
No official warrants were provided as security officers entered the printing house and confiscated all 2,500 copies of the recently printed issue of "Macedonia Voice".
"Galeria" is known for reports that have criticised the government, and the publication has reported on wiretaps dealing with alleged corruption among high-ranking officials.
Several journalists from TV Sonce were on their way to cover a celebration until customs officials stopped them from crossing into Bulgaria.
Ministers had previously refused to provide information on expenses during trips abroad by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
Ivan Yanev was investigating the murder of a policeman in the village of Enina when he was threatened by a police spokesman.
Veliko Tarnovo was hit on the head with a hammer by a construction entrepreneur whom he was about to interview regarding complaints about building contracts.
The station's offices in Varna were attacked with a Molotov cocktail the day after a similar attack on the head office in Burgas.
Pavlova has been living under constant threat since she began reporting on the "Galevi" case.
Station's treatment may be politically and economically motivated, says IFJ.
CPJ called for an investigation into the murder of Bobi Tsankov, author of a new book and a series of newspaper articles detailing the activities of reputed crime figures.
(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 23 September 2008 CPJ press release:
(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 15 September 2008 IFJ media release:
(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 29 August 2008 IFJ press release:
(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is an 8 April 2008 CPJ press release:
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a 21 May 2007 ARTICLE 19 press release: